Sherborne Vale Dog Training Club: News Bulletin for August 2021.
Well done everyone, and huge thanks to the obedience trainers who work so hard each week to help club members achieve success with their dogs.
We have just completed an introductory 6 week course at Milborne Port. The current group plus a few more will continue from 9th September, with hopefully a new introductory course starting 6 weeks after that. We are hoping to get involved in the Rally On-Line competitions, which are filmed in the comfort of your own hall and then submitted for judging. The next competition will be in December.
The pandemic has made life very difficult for small clubs such as ours, and so we have not run any shows for the last two years. We would simply have been out of pocket. However, as activities are getting underway again this year, we have taken the plunge and booked venues for 2022. Put them in your diary:
Sunday 24th April: Open Obedience Show at Sherborne Football Club
Sunday 19th June: Open Obedience Show at Sherborne Football Club
Saturday and Sunday 23rd & 24th July at Turnpike Motcombe Showground: Open Agility (KC), Independent Agility, Hoopers and Rally. Camping available.
As our classes are all running now, and folk are competing, we will be able to present our awards once again. If you are still hanging on to an award from 2019, then Jane will be in touch soon to retrieve it and get them all ready for the engravers later in the year. The Red House in Yeovil is now back in business, and we very much hope to book the function room for our annual dinner and awards ceremony in January. So – all you peeps who are competing, log your achievements so that the committee can gather it all together to work out the competition awards. Other awards are decided by the committee and trainers together.
We really miss these! It has just not been possible to plan anything for so long; however, we are hopeful of holding a social event at The Red House in October. This will probably be a talk and a short quiz, with prizes, and of course, food! More news soon, plus we have plans to make the club AGM more enticing!
Thank you all for your support, as always.